Twin Studies: Software and Algorithms

Abstract

The implementation and advantages of likelihood‐based model fitting approaches to the analysis of data collected from MZ and DZ twins. Estimation of heritability and environmental components of variance that contribute to individual differences.

Keywords: heritability; model‐fitting; likelihood; statistics; data analysis; Mx

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Web Links

Mx. A matrix algebra interpreter and numerical optimizer for structural equation modeling http://www.vcu.edu/mx

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Neale, Michael C(Jul 2006) Twin Studies: Software and Algorithms. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005425]